Welcome to Seymour Johnson AFB

Seymour Johnson is located in Goldsboro, North Carolina and was opened in April of 1942 as a Technical School, an Army Air Forces Technical Training Command, with a secondary mission to prepare officers and enlisted men for overseas duty. The unit was known as the Provisional Overseas Replacement Training Center.

The base was named after Navy test pilot Seymour Johnson who was never part of the Air Force. He was a local Navy test pilot who died in a plane crash in 1940 just prior to the start of World War II. By the end of World War II, the base was designated as a central assembly station for processing and training troops being reassigned to the U.S. or other Pacific operations. The base was closed in August of 1947 and was deactivated for more than a decade until its reactivation in 1956 when the 83rd Fighter wing became host unit to the base.

Units stationed at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base include the 4th Fighter Wing of the Air Combat Command, and the 916th Air Refueling Wing, an Air Force Reserve Command.

Weather in the Seymour Johnson Air Force Base area tends to be warm in the summer with temperatures in the 80s and cool in the winter with temperatures average in the 50s and 60s. Annual rainfall in the area is 46 inches with the wettest month being July.

Local housing options are available nearby in cities such as Goldsboro, Elroy, and Raleigh. Rent near Seymour Johnson runs $300 to $600 a month. Houses can be bought for an average of $160,000.
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